Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 11:09 am  |  17 responses

LeBron James to Make Movie Debut With Kevin Hart In ‘Ballers’

LeBron James will be making his acting debut in the upcoming film, Ballers. James will co-star with comedian Kevin Hart, who will play James’ brother in the film, reports Deadline.com (via SI Wire):

Kevin Hart is signing on to star with LeBron James in Ballers, the basketball comedy for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg are producing.

Hart will first co-write the comedy along with his scripting teammates Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford. He’ll then star as a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami.  Hart is certainly dominant in the stand-up arena, but posting up against this screen sibling could be dangerous. Hart is under 5’3″ while James is a towering 6’8.” That kind of sibling size differential hasn’t been seen since Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in another Universal comedy, Twins. They’ll sign a director when Hart and his cohorts turn in the script. The plan is to start production next summer when James has time off.

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  • Caboose

    I will never understand the fascination with Kevin Hart.

  • Dfrance

    Idk, Kevin Hart has his moments, but he’s not all that funny to me. I do respect his grind tho, he’s definitely getting the most out of his time in the spotlight.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Yes, I agree. Dave Chapelle spoke to the masses.

  • Allan

    Will Greg Oden be in the film as Dad?

  • Caboose

    A comparison of Kevin Hart to Dave Chapelle is literally a comparison between Nate Robinson and LeBron James.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    I see you havent lost your touch

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    No backbiting

  • Caboose

    I have a touch?

  • TR

    I liked him a lot back in like 08-09, but he hasnt grown much (no pun intended
    ) content wise.

  • bike

    Whoppi Goldberg will play his mom.

  • Dfrance

    I’ve noticed the new generation doesn’t like comedy with any substance. They want the quick punchline that requires no thought and if you can sprinkle in some physical comedy you’re golden. lol

  • Dfrance

    Exactly, short joke, short joke, joke about not having money, family joke, short joke, short joke, bow, good night.

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  • O

    Kevin Hart done come a LONG way from Soul Plane. That would’ve been a career ender for most comedians like The Honeymooners was for Cedric the Entertainer. Hart is a funny cat, but Dave Chappelle was the Gawd. I do admit though that the concept of this movie fits Hart’s steez well. So it could be entertaining.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Kevin Hart is such a little COON not funny at all he only has a couple corny ass catch phrases

  • dannyb

    Does that mean Marv Albert won’t be in the movie?

  • wes reyes

    It would be better if Lebron played the younger brother and Kevin Hart is the NBA star, that would be HILARIOUS!!!